BS, Carroll College
PhD, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Postdoctoral training in pediatric pain, Medical College of Wisconsin
- Pediatric chronic pain with co-morbid obesity
- Pediatric acute pain
- Yoga as a therapeutic intervention for pediatric pain
(Alison M. Stoner, Melissa Santos, and Keri R. Hainsworth.) Pediatric Pain Newsletter. .
(Hainsworth KR, Liu XC, Simpson PM, Swartz AM, Linneman N, Tran ST, Medrano GR, Mascarenhas B, Zhang L, Weisman SJ.) Children (Basel). 2018 Jul 04;5(7).
(Hainsworth KR, Czarnecki ML, Weisman SJ, Simpson PM.) Pain Med. 2018 Mar 27.
(Czarnecki ML, Hainsworth KR, Simpson PM, Weisman SJ.) Pain Med. 2018 Apr 01;19(4):742-752.
(Pearce JI, Brousseau DC, Yan K, Hainsworth KR, Hoffmann RG, Drendel AL.) Acad Emerg Med. 2018 Mar;25(3):267-274.
(Holley AL, Zhou C, Wilson AC, Hainsworth K, Palermo TM.) Pain. 2018 Jan;159(1):48-56.
(Kovacic K, Hainsworth K, Sood M, Chelimsky G, Unteutsch R, Nugent M, Simpson P, Miranda A.) Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 10;2(10):727-737.
(Jastrowski Mano KE, Gibler RC, Rusy LM, Ladwig RJ, Madormo CO, Hainsworth KR.) Pain Manag Nurs. 2017 10;18(5):288-294.
(Stoner AM, Jastrowski Mano KE, Weisman SJ, Hainsworth KR.) Eur J Pain. 2017 10;21(9):1495-1504.
(Hainsworth KR, Jastrowski Mano KE, Stoner AM, Anderson Khan K, Ladwig RJ, Davies WH, Defenderfer EK, Weisman SJ.) Children (Basel). 2016 Nov 14;3(4).
(Evans JR, Jastrowski Mano K, Guite JW, Weisman SJ, Hainsworth KR.) J Pain. 2015 Jul;16(7):645-56.
(Tran ST, Jastrowski Mano KE, Hainsworth KR, Medrano GR, Anderson Khan K, Weisman SJ, Davies WH.) J Pediatr Psychol. 2015 Sep;40(8):744-55.
Dr. Hainsworth earned a MS (1991) and PhD (1994) in Experimental Psychology at the University of Wisconsin. Her studies emphasized Cognition and Perception, with further emphases in the areas of Developmental Psychology, Physiological Psychology, and Communication Sciences and Disorders. Dr. Hainsworth was an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Physical Therapy at Carroll (College) University from 1995-2005. She joined the MCW faculty in 2006 after completing a Post-doctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Pain at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Her research interests focus on the interrelationships between pain and obesity in children and adolescents. Dr. Hainsworth has shown that youth who experience both chronic pain and obesity have significantly lower quality of life than youth with chronic pain alone or obesity alone. She has also shown that youth with co-occurring pain and obesity have altered pain thresholds. Subsequent studies will be directed at elucidating the mechanisms underlying pain in this population. In addition, she has designed and conducted a number of studies focused on the benefits of yoga for children and adolescents. The study samples have included youth with chronic headache pain, youth with pediatric obesity and a sample of high school sophomores.
As well as conducting her own research, Dr. Hainsworth currently serves as the Research Director of the Jane B. Pettit Pain Management Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The Pain Management Center includes Anesthesiologists, a Clinical Psychologist, Advanced Practice Nurses, and Nurses specializing in chronic pain. The Center’s research program covers a broad range of areas important to acute and chronic pain management, such as optimal opioid delivery systems, post-surgical pain management, and the study of biopsychosocial factors that impact patients’ lives. The Pain Center is known for our inclusion of integrative medicine and a biopsychosocial approach to pediatric pain.
Karley Wentz, BS, is the Clinical Research Coordinator for the CHW Pain Center. As a critical member of our research program, Karley works with patients and families, and collaborates with colleagues at MCW and CHW.